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Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Old Bagamoyo Road | Saadani, Saadani National Park, Tanzania
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Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to Saadani Safari Lodge, heaven on earth and planning the next visit. As you open the door of your bungalow you are greeted with a morning view of the sun rising over the Indian Ocean. The golden sands are so fine they tickle your toes as you walk along the deserted beach finding animal footprints. You are... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Jambo for this lovely review!! Second visit WOW very happy that you enjoyed it and planning the next visit. We shared your feedback with Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team they were delighted with your comments and very glad to learn you appreciated their efforts, they are eager to welcome you back for a third visit.... More

Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Who would have known? We had been on a camping safari in northern Tanzania for ten days before ending up at the Saadani Safari Lodge on the coast. What a way to end the trip! This is truly Five Star lodging at its best. The accommodations, the food, the service and, most of all, the hospitality of your hosts and... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo Jim, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor, much appreciated. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time with us and VERY pleased that Saadani Safari was a highlight for you! Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team loved hosting you and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back one day soon... Until... More

Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed at the lodge at the end of March just before it closed for the long rains - the rain arrived early which made my stay less than perfect. The heavy rains turn the dirt roads to mud and the animals scatter so although the location is amazing I advise not visiting in late March! My hosts Candy and... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting this review on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that the weather made your time with us less than perfect, we are however delighted to hear that Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team made up for this. Thank you for your kind comments and we do hope to welcome you back one day soon..... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is where the Indian ocean meets the African bush and the footprints on the beach are both human and animal. Seamlessly sandwiched in between this unique part of Africa is Saadani Safari Lodge with it's beautiful makuti rooms dotted along an unspoiled Tanzanian coastline. Raised walkways link all the rooms back to the heart of the lodge which is... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Asante Sana you for this wonderful, detailed review!! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, Graeme, Candy and the rest of the Saadani Safari Lodge team absolutely loved hosting you and would love for you to visit again soon. Until then please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats and... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

In Sadaani, you get the feeling that you´re all alone when you´re on safari. And here, you actually are. This place is really close on the wilderness, and if you´re already sick of all that lioning and elephant-watching-- note that you have an unspilt beach right on your porch. There are bush-bucks in the "garden", elephants come to the water... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review, Asante Sana!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for all the kind comments. We shared your review with the rest of the team and they were thrilled with your feedback, especially Isak.. Thank you for the recommendation, it was indeed a great pleasure hosting you and... More

Montreux, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We wanted to stay "safari" but we also wanted to enjoy the beach after 16 days in the bush. Sadaani safari Lodge was just perfect. We stayed there from the 16 January to 18th January 2014 and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The place was just what we wanted: private, quiet, wild, clean and perfect service! the bungalows... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are absolutely thrilled that Saadani Safari Lodge was just "what you wanted" and that you enjoyed every minute of your stay with us. Thank you for your lovely feedback, we shared this with the rest of the team and they loved all your comments. Very happy to hear that you will definitely be back, our staff is... More

New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge's front yard is literally the beach, unspoiled East African coastline, while the lodge's backyard is Tanzania's wild bush, providing opportunities for early-morning game drives and wildlife viewing. The suites are lovely and private - each beach-side cottage comes with loungers where you can watch local fisherman along the shores of the Indian Ocean. Mine came equipped... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Another great review from you, thank you so much! And very happy to hear that you adored your stay at Saadani Safari Lodge and thank you for your recommendation, much appreciated. The team cannot wait to welcome you back one day, please rest assured that a sun hat, sarong and a beach-side seafood barbecue will be ready and... More

Oslo, Norway
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Stayed here overnight on our way from Dar up to Pangani and enjoyed every second of it, from the wonderful welcome, afterrnoon tea by the sea, the refreshing swim in the pool, the private outside shower, the cocktail and chat with other guests before dinner, the spectacular seafood platter, the poem on my bed - thank you!, the six o'clock... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this wonderful review on Tripadvisor. Such a pity you only had 20 hours in paradise, we could have easily offered so much more if time was on your side! Thank you for you lovely comments, we shared them with Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team, they... More

Burnley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

As all the reviewers have said, this is an excellent destination, excellent hosts and faultless service. Before travelling a tried to find outs some bits of detail on tenSanctuary website, but couldn't , so will put them here. The rooms are all very private and all on the beach. The bathrooms have flushing toilets, and freshwater showers. Hot and cold... More

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SanctuaryRetreats_2, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Yvette, Thank you so much for this thorough review of your recent stay with us at Saadani Safari Lodge. We are thrilled that you had such an amazing stay with us and I cannot agree more our team is very enthusiastic and eager to please. We shared your feedback with Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team and... More

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife, 2 late teen and early 20's daughters and I stayed at Saadani Safai Lodge just before Xmas 2013 for 6 nights. to describe the entire experience as AWESOME would be selling the entire stay way short of what it really was. We are seasonned travellers, especially to exclusive game lodges, and Saadani Safari lodge is superbly managed by... More

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Greg, Asante for this wonderful review!! We are very pleased that you had an AWESOME experience with us at Saadani Safari Lodge and thank you for sharing it on Tripadvisor. Graeme, Candy and the rest of the team loved hosting you and your family, glad to hear you will be back; we eagerly await your return perhaps this Christmas?... More

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Address: Old Bagamoyo Road | Saadani, Saadani National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Saadani National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge 4*
Also Known As:
Saadani Safari Hotel Saadani National Park

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The heady mix of different ecosystems sets Saadani apart from all the national parks in Tanzania. The Blue haze of the Indian Ocean washes over Lowland coastal forests, acacia woodlands, open grasslands and mangroves. Saadani Safari Lodge set in the heart of the park offers an idyllic retreat to explore this most unique and distinguished destination.Beach, bush and river come together in a clash of colourful ecosystems found nowhere else on the eastern coast of Africa. Saadani Safari Lodge is owned by Costa Coucoulis, a passionate nature-lover who has fully renovated and refurbished an existing property with creative style and sympathy to the natural environment. The fifteen, tented cottages with their cool grass roofs are strung along the beach. Each has its own veranda and pretty en-suite bathroom. Seafood is a specialty, in particular the feasts of fresh prawns that are brought from the sea to the lodge kitchens daily. Nature-wise, the uniqueness of Saadani Safari Lodge is its proximity to such a mix of different ecosystems. From the delights of the Wami River where a stone’s throw from the open sea you can be boating past pods of hippo, the lodge also offers game driving and bush walking to explore the plentiful wildlife in the natural bush. Out at sea, a sand island is a lovely spot for picnics and snorkelling in warm tropical waters ... more   less 
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